Sunscreen Recipes

Homemade Sunscreen With Zinc Oxide and Coconut Oil

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Learn how to make your own homemade sunscreen with zinc oxide and coconut oil. This easy recipe is a great alternative to store-bought sunscreen, and is perfect for those with sensitive skin.

Homemade Sunscreen With Zinc Oxide and Coconut Oil

Homemade Sunscreen With Zinc Oxide and Coconut Oil

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Sunscreen is an essential part of any skincare routine, but store-bought options can be expensive and contain harsh chemicals. Homemade sunscreen is a great alternative, and this recipe for sunscreen with zinc oxide and coconut oil is easy to make and perfect for those with sensitive skin.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Skin Care
Servings 4 oz

Equipment

  • Glass jar with a tight-fitting lid
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk or spoon for mixing

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp zinc oxide powder
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp beeswax pellets
  • 2 tbsp shea butter
  • 20-30 drops of your preferred essential oil (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the zinc oxide powder, coconut oil, beeswax pellets, and shea butter.
  • Heat the mixture in the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the beeswax and shea butter are fully melted.
  • Add in any essential oils (if desired) and stir well.
  • Carefully pour the mixture into a glass jar and let it cool for about 20 minutes.
  • Once cooled, the sunscreen will have hardened and is ready for use.

Notes

  • This sunscreen has a shelf life of about 1 year.
  • Be sure to use pure zinc oxide powder, as many store-bought options may contain added chemicals.
  • If you have sensitive skin, be sure to patch test the essential oil before using.
  • If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little bit more coconut oil.
  • If the mixture is too thin, you can add more beeswax.
 

How to Use

 
  1. Shake well before using.
  2. Apply a small amount to your face, arms, and legs before going outside.
  3. Reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.
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FAQs:

Is homemade sunscreen with zinc oxide and coconut oil effective?

Yes, zinc oxide is a well-known natural sunscreen ingredient and coconut oil is known for its moisturizing properties.

How long does this sunscreen last?

This sunscreen has a shelf life of about 1 year.

Can I use other oils instead of coconut oil?

Yes, you can use other oils such as avocado oil or sweet almond oil.

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Is this sunscreen suitable for sensitive skin?

Yes, this sunscreen is suitable for sensitive skin as it is free of harsh chemicals.

Does this sunscreen provide protection against UVA and UVB rays?

Yes, zinc oxide is a broad-spectrum sunscreen, which means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

Can I add my own scent to this sunscreen?

Yes, you can add 20-30 drops of your preferred essential oil.

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Is this sunscreen waterproof?

No, this sunscreen is not waterproof, but it is water-resistant. It’s recommended to reapply after swimming or sweating.